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Sep 11, 2010 1:00pm PDT
. and tom baker, consumer editor for ktvu channel 2 news. we'll begin with you, tom. tell us what you can about the explosion that shook all of us yesterday. >> it is a remarkable failure because it really shouldn't happen, given all of the protocols in place and all the things that happened to have such a fail-year you wonder. with such a catastrophic failure somebody punched a hole in one of these mains and caused a spark but that doesn't appear to be the case here. something failed in such a catastrophic way that the valves are maybe a mile, two miles apart so now all of this highly compressed gas which is under several hundred pounds of pressure per square inch is venting to the atmosphere. it catches on fire. it becomes a blow torch. it has to work out and while that was happening it was burning up that particular neighborhood. generally speaking, we don't know really what happened. we know there was a significant failure and generally speaking has been my experience in covering all kinds of disasters it's a chain of events rather than a single event but there is plenty going on that
Sep 28, 2010 7:00pm PDT
of government. i want to use technology like we do in silicon valley to do more with less, bring some of that managerial expertise to sacramento. and finally we're going to have to attack welfare. we have become the welfare state. we're going to have to reform welfare and reform the public employee pension benefits as well. that' the outline of the plan. i'm sure we'll have more to talk about as we go through the debate tonight. >> is there something specific you would do to reach a budget deal with lawmakers at the capitol in a timely manner? >> well, first, we must start earlier on the budget. you know, the governor puts out his budget in january, then really nothing much happens until the may revise. we need to start working on it earlier. and then i think there's some structural reforms we must do. we should go to a two-year budgeting cycle. this business of constantly having our back against the wall, not having the ability to think longer term than three to six months out. those are two reforms i'd make right away mr. brown? >> yes. the budget's never been this late before. i do
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